Therapy Models

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Bridgeview Psychotherapy's therapeutic approach is informed by...

Child-Centered Play Therapy

a theoretically-based, age-appropriate approach to child therapy that builds on the normal communication style of children. 

Expressive Arts Therapy

an integrative, multimodal approach that utilizes a variety of methods including writing, music, visual arts, drama, and dance to help people learn more about themselves and share what they are feeling in a therapeutic context. 


a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. 

Sandtray Therapy

a creative counseling approach where a person expresses their understanding of themselves, their world, and aspects of their reality through miniatures.

Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS)

an evidence-based, trauma-informed, neurodiversity affirming model of care that helps caregivers focus on identifying the problems that are causing concerning behaviors in kids and solving those problems collaboratively and proactively. 

Internal Family Systems

an evidence-based psychotherapy that helps people heal by accessing and healing their protective and wounded inner parts. 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

a type of psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about the self and the world are challenged in order to alter unwanted behavior patterns or treat mood disorders such as depression.

Solution Focused Therapy

a short-term goal-focused evidence-based therapeutic approach, which incorporates positive psychology principles and practices, and which helps clients change by constructing solutions rather than focusing on problems. 

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

an evidence-based model of therapy that helps people learn and use new skills and strategies so that they build lives they feel are worth living. 

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

a modified form of cognitive therapy that incorporates mindfulness practices that include present moment awareness, meditation, and breathing exercises. 

Behavioural Activation

a therapy method that endorses a way of changing from the outside in—jump-starting individuals back to the kind of life they once enjoyed.

Positive Psychology

an approach that emphasizes traits, thought patterns, behaviors, and experiences that are forward-looking and can help improve the quality of a person’s day-to-day life. 

Compassion-Focused Therapy

 a therapeutic approach that aims to help those who struggle with shame and self-criticism by cultivating the skills of self-compassion and other-oriented compassion, which help regulate mood and lead to feelings of safety, self-acceptance, and comfort. 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

an approach that emphasizes taking steps to change your  behavior while, at the same time, learning to accept your psychological experiences, to eventually change your attitudes and emotional states.

Strength-Based Therapy

a type of psychotherapy that focuses on internal strengths and resourcefulness to help people build on their best qualities, find their strengths, improve resilience, and change their worldview to one that is more positive.